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Millwall 3-1 Rochdale

Millwall secured their first League One home win of the season with victory over Rochdale.

The Lions led within four minutes when Jimmy Abdou converted Aiden O'Brien's cross.

Peter Vincenti levelled with a header in the 43rd minute but Shaun Williams scored from close range before the break to restore Millwall's lead.

And Steve Morison sealed it on the hour mark by lifting the ball over oncoming keeper Josh Lillis.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm absolutely delighted. My players were outstanding, we scored three high quality goals. That's four wins in five for us so confidence is high.

"As a group we've not felt pressurised that we've not won at home. We knew it was coming and I must admit it was a bit of a relief to get it today.

"What we can't do now is take two steps backwards, we've got to go on against Wigan and take the game to them."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We get ourselves an equaliser, we're going into three minutes prior to half-time in what I consider to be good shape and then it's a catalogue of mistakes for the second goal.

"We started the second half really positively, there was a bit of anxiety because they haven't won at home up until today but then we shoot ourselves in the foot again.

"Elementary mistakes have cost us here today."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 4Edwards
  • 17Webster
  • 16Beevers
  • 5Craig
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forUpsonat 61'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 26Abdou
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forMartinat 80'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'BrienBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMarquisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 3Martin
  • 8Upson
  • 9Gregory
  • 11Martin
  • 14Marquis
  • 24Thompson

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 63mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 25RoseSubstituted forMcDermottat 69'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 83mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24Allen
  • 39BunneySubstituted forAndrewat 46'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forAlessandraat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 12McDermott
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
8,023

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 3, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Carlos Edwards.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Edwards (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Booking

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  15. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Shane Ferguson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Byron Webster.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Carlos Edwards.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. John Marquis replaces Aiden O'Brien.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.